N.A.S. Medical Log
North American Institute of Science (NAIS)
Autopsy Report G15-4536-K003
I, Dr. Stephanie May-Duncan, performed an autopsy on Elib specimen "Elizabeth" at Kingdom-Atlantic Medical Hospital, Basin City, East Carolina at 0930 hours September 14th, 2007
From anatomic findings and investigation I ascribe the death of "Elizabeth" to BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA applied to the cranium due to or as a consequence of.
The Elib species is fascinating on a basic level. There is nother human, or even mammillian about the creature, and it appearance and abilities move it into the realm of fantasy and science finction, it's biology is very terrestrial. The Elib demonstrates a hexapod physiology, it has almost 6 of everything.
The Elib has six eyes that demonstrate strong red eyeshine. The creature's low light vision is exceptional. The eyes are rather primitive, and this seems to be a case of quantity over quality. The Elib seems to be sensitive to movement, and light and dark, but fine details and vision at distance are compromised. Being an amphibious species by nature, vision is perhaps not its primary sense.
The physiology of the brain is exceptional. The cerebrum has now fewer than six lobes. According to the archived information, every Elib encountered has been an exceptionally intelligent and devious foe, using improvised tools, traps, and all other sorts of technological abilities that were unknown in the host body. The cerebellum is large and well developed, and may function as a back-up brain for the cerebrum. Field reports claim that Elibs have no difficulty multitasking.
The cranium is broad and has a pronounced snout, much like an alligator. The teeth are serrated on one side, and given the size of the jaw muscles, the creature is capable of a limb severing bite. This is supported by field notes, elibs have bitten off arms, legs, and multiple instances, heads.
The Elib is a true amphibian. It possesses both lungs and gills. The gills are located inside the lung structure. So long as it remains wet, it can breathe. The skin is air permeable, so it is possible that the creature can osmose oxygen directly through its skin. The lung/gill structure is composed of two rows of lobes inside the torso. In total there are six lobes.
There is not a heart in the sense of a human heart. There are three heartlettes that perform the same function. Each is three chambered, and semi-independent in blood flow. The top heart principally feeds blood to the brain, the middle heart feeds the lungs and organs, and the third heart pumps blood to the arms and legs. Due to the complimentary nature of the three hearts, the creature can survive the destruction of one with only moderate effect to its activity. Field notes claim that body mass shots do little to slow or harm an elib. With six of everything, perhaps it is just too hard for something as small as a bullet to cause enough damage to cause an effect.
The Gastrointestinal Tract: The elib, predictably, has three stomachs. The first stomach is a gizzard like muscular stomach studded with swallowed stones. The second primary stomach is an acid factory, while the third stomach seems to function as a slow digestion center. Food that is swallowed, likely whole or in large pieces, is masticated in the first stomach and predigestion begins. The secondary stomach performs most of the primary chemical digestion, while the slower to digest bits are passed to the third stomach. Given the size of the intestines, the elib's ability to consume and process food is phenomenal. It could be reasonable estimates consume its own weight in food a day, if it needed to. With a variable metabolism (all signs indicated that the creature can switch from cold-blooded to hot-blooded metabolism in relatively short amounts of time) the creature can eat an adult human a day, or go as long as two weeks without a meal.
Reproduction: The elib in question, Elizabeth, is a very rare female. Encountered Elibs are 99% male according to field notes. The genitals are concealed beneath what would superficially be a cloacal flap. The flap conceals three vaginal cavities, as well as the anus. The lower abdomen has a triple uterine compartment as well as six ovaries. Judging by the skeletal structure, and the configuration of the reproductive organs, it is my professional opinion that the native elib is an egg-layer. It would appear that a mother could lay in the vicinity of 18 to 36 eggs in a single birthing.
It can be inferred that a male Elib would possess a triple penis reproductive system back with six testicles. Like the female, it is likely that the male sex organs would be retracted under a cloacal flap.
The Elib has two defined legs and four defined arms. The upper set of arms is large and heavily muscled, the hands are large and crude in structure. The middle set of arms are approximately half the size of the upper arms. The hands are smaller and capable of very fine manipulation. Judging from the skeletal and muscular systems, it would appear that the elib can move either on two legs, or utilize a four legged gait with its upper arms and legs. There is a pivot in the spinal column that allows the head to be pointed perpendicular to the forward direction of the torso. The lower portion of the spine is extended into a tail roughly as long as the overall torso. The tail is semi-rigid and is well suited as a swimming aid.